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From space on Oct. 2008

The Pueblo Chemical Depot is a chemical weapons storage site located in Pueblo County, Colorado, United States.

The depot houses 2,611 tons (2,369 metric tons) of mustard agent in approximately 780,000 munitions, equivalent to about seven percent of the original chemical material stockpile of the United States.[1][2] The current course of action for the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, included in the President's Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request, will allow for acceleration of the project schedule. After systemization and pilot testing of the facility, full-scale destruction operations are expected to begin in 2014 and to be complete by 2017. The plant will operate until all the chemical weapons have been destroyed. Closure activities (shut-down, dismantling, and restoration of site) are slated to be wrapped up by 2020. The plant will use neutralization with a hot caustic solution followed by bacterial biotreatment to destroy mustard agent. [3] This is far outside the deadline set by the Chemical Weapons Convention (April 2012).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Montgomery, Jeff (September 14, 2006). "DuPont may take on more weapons waste". Delaware Online (Delaware News-Journal). Retrieved 2006-09-17. [dead link]
  2. ^ The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) - Colorado
  3. ^ ACWA Website

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Coordinates: 38°16′26″N 104°20′34″W / 38.27389°N 104.34278°W / 38.27389; -104.34278


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Pueblo Chieftain
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:52:30 -0700

The need for the new center was borne out of the federal government's plans to destroy dangerous stockpiles of chemical weapons at the Pueblo Chemical Depot. More than 8 percent of the nation's chemical weapons — about 2,600 tons — is stored in ...
 
Pueblo Chieftain
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 03:52:30 -0700

Post 203 Legionnaires, ladies auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion, American Legion Riders and the Pueblo Chemical Depot human resources recruiting team will be available to answer questions. •••. Guerrero event set for Sunday. The family of the late ...
 
Pueblo Chieftain
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 02:56:15 -0700

Commissioners unanimously approved a measure to clarify that Pueblo County is owed $10 million in impact fees from the federal government when the first round of mustard gas munitions is destroyed at the Pueblo Chemical Depot. That's regardless of how ...
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